Looking for Rails developer to join a startup and become co-

Looking for Rails developer to join a startup and become co-founder.
It has to be someone who’s passionate about software, knows the stuff,
doer, and can work alone. Phase one will take about 200-250 hours to
develop. Flexible hours, part time, from home. Compensation will be
high percentage equity, or contract fee, or combination of the two. If
interested, tell me about yourself, some work that you did, and why
you’re interested.

The project has a business model and it revolutionizes an existing
one. It’s powered by the community, but not for the purpose of plain
personal networking. You’d use it only if you need to do a transaction
– and it’s the type of transaction that most people do.

Some advice on a startup jag…

YL wrote:

Looking for Rails developer to join a startup and become co-founder.
It has to be someone who’s passionate about software, knows the stuff,
doer, and can work alone. Phase one will take about 200-250 hours to
develop.

Even when executives are just trying to help, they almost always cause
friction when they estimate hours. Speak in terms of the estimated
number of
pages and the number of gadgets on each page.

Next, some developers only deal locally. This is my preference - and
maybe
I’m the only one! But still, report where you are located. Distance is
another source of friction.


Phlip
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596510657/
“Test Driven Ajax (on Rails)”
assert_xpath, assert_javascript, & assert_ajax

Thanks, I take your comments. I would estimate 4-6 pages and 2-6
widgets per page. As we all know, it’s rather difficult to estimate
software and I would like to box it in about 200-250 hours for the
first phase. I am based in New York City, but I am open for
development overseas.

YL

On Sep 10, 2007, at 10:04 AM, Phlip wrote:

Even when executives are just trying to help, they almost always cause
friction when they estimate hours. Speak in terms of the estimated
number of
pages and the number of gadgets on each page.

Just wanted to follow up on this…

I’d argue that focusing on # of pages and gadgets isn’t a good way to
work either. We’re building solutions and it shouldn’t be measured by
the # of gadgets that show up on a screen. Even then… one
“gadget” (not a word I’d ever use on the web…) could take more time
than the rest of the application, so I’d not recommend focusing too
much on counting components/features/gadgets.

My two cents,

Robby


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Robby R. wrote:

I’d argue that focusing on # of pages and gadgets isn’t a good way to
work either.

I’m not talking about estimates while developing; I’m talking about
up-front
estimates. Estimates while developing are a walking average.

We’re building solutions and it shouldn’t be measured by
the # of gadgets that show up on a screen. Even then… one
“gadget” (not a word I’d ever use on the web…) could take more time
than the rest of the application, so I’d not recommend focusing too
much on counting components/features/gadgets.

You haven’t had a Parisian boss e-mail you a list of >15 complex bugs
that
someone else wrote, and say “now get these all done in two days”.


Phlip

Quick comment re fixings complex bugs that someone else wrote –
that’s not gonna happen here. You’ll be writing the first line of
code!! I think it’s a cool fact worthwhile mentioning…

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